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‘Insect Tsukemen’ or Insect Ramen Is All the Rage in Tokyo

They sold out!


Bug-eating is nothing new in Japan, or other parts of the world. It’s not for everyone, but it’s definitely an experience to have at least once. Perhaps this is why Japanese ramen restaurant Ramen Nagi held a one-day promotion featuring bug-filled ramen, which caused the place to be filled to the brim with hungry and adventurous diners.

Just recently, Ramen Nagi in Tokyo opened its doors to thrilled and curious customers who wanted to try their latest, limited-edition specialty – the ‘Insect Tsukemen’ or insect ramen.

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The lucky diners had their ramen noodles in the soup of their choice that was made more flavorful by the addition of crickets, grasshoppers, and silkworm powder. One customer compared the insects to deep-fried shrimp. Yum!

The insects are fried to a nice crisp for that satisfying bite.

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The theme was consistent throughout the meal. A full set consisted of the insect ramen, a bowl of rice with crickets, spring rolls with fried worms, and ice cream flavored with insect powder.

The crickets are placed in pots after cooking before they are used to garnish the ramen dish.

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This latest recipe was inspired by the success of the restaurants’ cricket ramen promotion last year. The promotions were headed by the restaurant owner, and Yuta Shinohara, a 22-year-old who organizes insect-eating events in Tokyo.

People lined up outside the restaurant to try the insect ramen.

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The two hope to promote insect-eating in urban Japan. And with the success of their most recent promotion, it’s highly possible they’ll cook up something more interesting and exciting next year.

A hundred bowls were sold out just by the end of lunch time.

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Bugs are usually part of rural Japanese cuisines.

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To have them in urban restaurants is still quite a novelty for the Japanese.

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What do you think of this bug-filled ramen? Yay or nay? Tell us in the comments below.


Daredevil’s Terrifying High Dive Footage Shows Us Exactly How Its Done

The water would instantly turn brown at the moment of impact if I did that.

While high diving is always a thrill to watch, it is an activity I would much rather watch than attempt to perform in any way. Why? Well, let me give it to you straight – I simply don’t have the guts to do it! First off, I’m scared of heights and second, why would I even try to pull a crazy stunt like that and risk my life?

This viral video we shared below simply confirmed my fears that, yes, high diving looks much more terrifying when you are up there.

Professional high diver Carlos Gimeno shows us exactly how he does his terrifying stunts.

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Hongkong Billionaire Offered $180 Million To Any Man Who Will Marry His Daughter


In 2012, Cecil Chao Sze-tsung, a billionaire from Hongkong, offered a $65 million dowry, which later increased to $180,000,000, to any man who was willing to marry his daughter. At the time, his daughter Gigi was already engaged to another woman - a lady named Sean Eav. Gigi and Sean had already been dating for nine years and were already planning for their wedding. The couple married in France in a civil ceremony in the same year.

Cecil refused to accept Gigi's relationship with Sean and insisted that his daughter was very much single. But Gigi won't have any of it so when the story went viral, she angrily argued with her father and retorted that "she'd marry a man when he did."

Billionaire Cecil Chao Sze-tsung offered $180 million to any man...

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Cops Are Hunting This Driver For Taking A Selfie, As Seen In His Sunglass Reflection

Now he’ll be facing penalties once the authorities find him!

Once you take the wheel on the driver seat, you need to be aware of your responsibilities as a driver. In most places across the world, for example, it is against the law to use your smartphone while driving.

As we’ve all seen many times in the past, driving while fiddling with a gadget can lead to tragedy. Remember that horrific incident in Concan, Texas where a texting driver caused a tragic road accident after his vehicle violently collided against a church van full of senior citizens? Accidents like that can happen when a driver is preoccupied with his or her phone while behind the steering wheel.

Now the police is on the hunt for a driver who, although hasn’t been involved in an accident yet, has violated the law after taking a selfie on his car – as evidenced by the reflection of his sunglasses.

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